Art, Open Health and Radical Care

How can we foster relationships between art practices and health and biomedical research? How can art raise issues of equity in access to healthcare? What kind of vocabulary and methodologies can we use to engage and encourage interdisciplinary collaborations that might actively contribute to supporting vulnerable or sick people, or those who are victims of discriminatory access to healthcare services? And how can we respond to urgent issues such as the exclusion of marginalized groups from healthcare services, global migrations, the collapse of environmental health and the need for radical care in these pandemic times?

Open Source Body is a transdisciplinary festival held every two years by the medialab to create opportunities for encounters and collaborations between artists and professionals in the fields of healthcare and biomedical research. In 2021, Open Source Body has partnered with the Cité Internationale des Arts and Volumes Lab / Oasis 21 in Paris to host three days of talks, discussions, workshops and performances. Open Source Body is co-funded by the CNC-Dicréam, the Creative Europe program of the European Union & ProHelvetia, Fondation suisse pour la culture.